December 16, 2009
Powerful pieces on display at Creative Writing Portfolio Reception
Expressing themselves through their writing, students in Cowley College’s Creative Writing and Journal Writing classes had their work on display during the Creative Writing Portfolio Reception held Wednesday in the President’s Dining Room.
The writings were filled with emotion. Some were poems of life’s greatest joys, while others spoke of the deepest sorrows.
“You see so much passion for the love of writing and the love of life,” said Humanities Department Chairperson Marlys Cervantes.
The event served as the student’s final project for the semester.
“For the students this is like their concert or their art show,” Cervantes said. “The students were excited to get their works out there.”
The students used the project as a form of self-expression. Many wrote poems or short stories with photographs or illustrations attached.
Several staff and faculty members of the college attended the reception.
“I am appreciative of the college and the support given to the students,” Cervantes said. “The students see and feel that support and that is why they are comfortable expressing themselves.”
Many of the students that had portfolios on display are members of Creative Claws and have taken part in Creative Claws Writer’s Corners, where students showcase their creative writing talent in front of an audience.
Next semester, Cervantes plans on combining the Creative Writing Portfolio Reception to showcase not only the creative writing pieces, but also the work of student’s in Adam Borth’s communication class, and Meg Smith’s photography class.
“I am really looking forward to that, it should be an exciting semester,” Cervantes said.
With high school students invited to attend Fine Arts Day at Cowley College on March 3, 2010, all high school creative writing students are encouraged to enter portfolios in the Creative Writing Prodigy Awards competition. Portfolios should include five creative writing pieces that show a range of writing talents, including short stories, poetry and song lyrics. Portfolios must be delivered to the Humanities Department in the Brown Center on the main campus by Feb. 26, 2010.